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It now costs $350,000 a year to live a middle-class lifestyle in a big city—here’s a sad breakdown of why

You can certainly live on less, but it won't be easy if your goal is to raise a family in a big city, save for your children's education, save for your own home and save for retirement (so you can actually retire at a reasonable age).

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Here's the Salary You Need to Buy a Modest Home in New York City, San Francisco & 22 Other Places | Apartment Therap

If you're thinking about buying a home someday soon, these numbers should offer a little gut check to see how close you are to making The American Dream a reality.

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Housing costs eat up more income in LA than in any other major U.S. city - Curbed LA

A new Zillow report illustrates how unaffordable homes and apartments have become.

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A Week In Los Angeles, CA, On A $36,400 Salary

"After that, we make a stop at an awesome Mexican place and I order chips and guac. It's fantastic. I pick up my car and move it into the office lot. $5.45"

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Californians Doing The Once-Unthinkable: Leaving California | Investor's Business Daily

California has big problems, including soaring taxes, stratospheric home prices and too many regulations. But its most serious problem may be that people are leaving the state in droves.

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How much you need to make per hour to afford a rental in the U.S. - Yahoo Finance

From Yahoo Finance: Out of Reach, a report bythe National Low-Income Housing Coalition, found how much Americans need to earn to really afford to live in the U.S.